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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Tumbling Dice Cossacks

Contemporary accounts of the allied march after the Battle of the Alma towards Sevastopol speak of the ever present Cossack scouts, sitting atop the ridge lines constantly watching the allied movements. Always out of rifle range, they would melt away when the allied cavalry tried to confront them. My latest batch of troops is a unit of Cossacks from Tumbling Dice. These are lovely figures and a joy to paint. Here a scout maintains his vigil, observing the long columns in the valley below:

Marauding Cossacks would also pick off stragglers, or unprotected supply wagons, making lightning attacks before disappearing back into the hills:

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